Archive for the ‘Personalized Learning’ Category

    4 skills essential for effective blended teaching

    July 16, 2019 | by contributor

    By Charles R. Graham, Jered Borup, Leanna Archambault, Cecil R. Short Our research team, comprised of researchers from Brigham Young University, George Mason University, and Arizona State University, has spent the past several years exploring a timely question: What skills are needed to be an effective teacher in a blended classroom? The exploration began in earnest […]

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    Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

    July 11, 2019 | by Kenzie Chin

    In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Educators recognize that they are already full, and have a lot to offer. This is the core assumption embedded within “culturally responsive teaching”, which has become a rising priority in schools. In short, the theory of culturally responsive teaching, sometimes called culturally relevant practices (CRP), is […]

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    When it comes to personalized learning, understanding the problem is everything

    May 30, 2019 | by Chelsea Waite

    Late last year, iNACOL published a landscape analysis of personalized learning across the country. The report showed emerging growth, but it also demonstrated how key elements of personalized learning are still not widely practiced in schools. These findings speak to a broader question plaguing personalized learning advocates: what is limiting our ability to scale personalization? Undoubtedly there […]

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    The underestimated resource for personalized learning (and how to get more of it)

    May 7, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    When schools think about incorporating personalized learning, it may seem intuitive to consider resources like specific technologies or professional development plans. But there’s another critical resource that too often gets discounted but is hiding in plain sight: time. Although schools may manage to add more time on the margins with a “just do more” mindset, […]

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    BPLC19: 5 hard-earned lessons from the messy, rewarding work of blended learning

    April 25, 2019 | by Chelsea Waite and Jenny White

    At this year’s Blended and Personalized Learning Conference, participants faced head-on their ongoing challenges to making effective, personalized and blended learning mainstream. The work’s easier said than done, especially when it comes to expanding practice beyond early adopters, adapting approaches to students’ contexts, or coordinating across teams to support a new instructional approach. The event, […]

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    Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

    March 28, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Beyond just restructuring the classroom, blended-learning models are starting to open up new connections and diversify students’ networks. This has huge potential to address not just achievement gaps, but opportunity gaps. Over the years, […]

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